Even though there's so much fresh produce grown near Brisbane, it's easy to lose that connection between what we eat and the way it's produced. Heading out to Farmer's Markets for your Christmas feast produce is a great way to make that connection. Not only do you get to meet the producers, you're likely to have a lot of fun (and delicious treats) along the way! Here's a small sample of what Brisbane has to offer – Farmer's Market style.
Davies Park Markets (Davies Park, West End) Plenty of fresh produce from local growers, great food (and drink) to have while you're walking around, plus an eclectic mix of clothes, jewellery and nick-nack stalls make this weekly market a must-visit. Want a break? Find some space near the river to sit down and soak up the atmosphere.
Northey Street City Farm Organic Markets (16 Victoria Street Windsor) This inner-city farm oasis has a focus on community, quality and sustainability. The Sunday markets follow suit, and while not all of the produce might be certified organic, everything is produced with a view to bringing real food to Brisbane city. Spend a morning here and you'll find plenty on offer, from the seasonal fruit and veg to dairy, meat, bakery and delights through to the free workshops kids' activities and animals.
Milton Markets (CDOP Complex, Cribb Street, Milton) These inner west markets are dedicated to supporting south-east Queensland's best growers, farmers, painters, cooks, chefs, designers, bakers, fishmongers, baristas, juicers and artists! As such, you'll not only find plenty of farm-direct produce to fill your basket (and get the inside knowledge direct from the producers), you'll have a great time doing it. Head here for regular updates.
Before you head off to the markets
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